Hi Mas, I appreciate your previous answers to my questions. This one is tricky at best... I'd like to start by stating that I am part of the population that believes that a vast, overwhelming majority of LEO are good guys, and are here to protect the public. I also truly believe that those good LEOs have more disgust with bad LEO than the public does. Over the past decade or two, we have all seen stories about police brutality, police bad-shoots, etc. Even counting out the bad-shoot situations, various brutality charges have been reported on cases with collapsed lungs, broken ribs, faces smashed to the ground. Each of these would, in my opinion, fall under the "great bodily harm" clause of most states' self defense statutes. Additionally, the disparity of force would seem definite and reasonable by way of the officer training and weapons availability. Of course, I would rather take a broken nose and some scars and file suit in court than ever resist an officer. This question, however, focuses on an event when there is a reasonable fear, and a near inevitability of great bodily harm and/or death for the citizen. And for the point of this discussion, let us assume that the citizen has followed all orders of the LEO and has not committed any violent crimes or hostile actions, toward the officer or otherwise. The LEO is in the middle of a brutal, enraged beating, or firing at a citizen. So the question is this: 1. What, if any, rights do citizens have to defend themselves against such a deplorable attack? 2. Do you know any cases or case law that references such a situation? It seems like it would be an up-hill battle (on a steep grade) for and defendant put in this situation. Probably a defense attorneys worst nightmare. But I have to imagine that all applicable defense laws would hold. Certainly the lase situation I would ever want to be in, but would love your opinion on the subject.